The sales figures for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales are in. As reported by IGN, Sony revealed that the game has sold 4.1 million copies since its launch in November. The numbers aren’t stellar, though they aren’t terrible either. They fall somewhere in the middle. But there is room for the game to grow in the future.
Sony revealed the numbers as part of its recent quarterly earnings report. For the sake of comparison, Marvel’s Spider-Man, released in 2018, sold 3.3 million copies in just three days. It has gone on to sell 20 million copies worldwide. Granted, it has had more than two years to reach that number. But Miles has a long way to go before catching up to Peter Parker in that regard.
Here is the synopsis for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
“Experience the rise of Miles Morales as the new hero masters incredible, explosive new powers to become his own Spider-Man. In the latest adventure in the Marvel’s Spider-Man universe, teenager Miles Morales is adjusting to his new home while following in the footsteps of his mentor, Peter Parker, as a new Spider-Man. But when a fierce power struggle threatens to destroy his new home, the aspiring hero realizes that with great power, there must also come great responsibility. To save all of Marvel’s New York, Miles must take up the mantle of Spider-Man and own it.”
Previous figures had indicated the sales for Spider-Man: Miles Morales were less-than-stellar. Ultimately, they aren’t bad but perhaps not what Sony had hoped for. Especially since most critics quite enjoyed the game. There are other factors at play here. For example, the PlayStation 5 launched late last year and the game was sold as a next-gen title. Yet, the PS5 has been tough to get for many consumers, as Sony noted in its earnings report.
“Since starting to sell the PS5 in November, we have sold 4.5 million cumulative units as of the end of December. We are currently on track to meet our sales goal for the fiscal year of more than 7.6 million units, but we have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers. We continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5,” the report notes.
So, as sales of the PS5 continue to grow, it seems likely more copies of the game will sell as well. It just seems unlikely that it will ever reach the same heights as its predecessor.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available now.